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Even before COVID-19, many teens have struggled with mental health issues. 

Ohio has released its latest report cards for school districts without the usual performance rankings , letter grades and some other key indicators. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the state education department Thursday outlined the five steps public schools need to take in order to hold in-person classes. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is scheduled to release state guidelines on education on Thursday, but districts around the state have been exploring options for the next school year for weeks if not months.

Most schools saying they plan to restart learning in two months.

Critics are giving low marks to a study of the state’s school report cards put out by a group of lawmakers.

State education officials say eight central Ohio school districts got improved grades on their report cards this year.  

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Kids are back in class all over Ohio, and this year’s incoming freshman have a new set of standards they’ll have to meet to graduate in four years.

Columbus City Schools will receive a "D" on the latest state report card, according to preliminary data from the Ohio Department of Education.  

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An educational service center is repaying the state money it received while sponsoring the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. 

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Ohio’s charter schools are by law non-profit, but nearly 200 of them are managed by for-profit operating companies.

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Three years after Ohio's former charter schools chief omitted data of poor-performing schools in evaluations of their sponsors, a state audit says it remains unclear what his intent was and how much the then-superintendent knew about the plan. 

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The Ohio Department of Education and an advocacy group have proposed an agreement to settle a 25-year-old lawsuit about the education of students with disabilities. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow arguing the Ohio Board of Education violated open meetings laws when deciding to order the school repay 60 million dollars in state funding in a dispute over how student participation was tallied. 

An attorney for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow says the school will continue to pursue administrative appeals against the state in lower courts. 

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Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine has recused himself from a case over how the state calculated funding for the now-defunct online charter school operator The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, five months after it was argued. 

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A progressive-leaning think tank says data from the Ohio Department of Education's website shows not only how much state money went to the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, but how much traditional public school districts lost to what was the state's largest online charter school operator. 

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The state auditor says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow committed fraud by inflating student participation numbers in order to continue collecting millions in taxpayer money.

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The state's largest online charter school operator is accused of deliberately manipulating student attendance data to defraud the state out of millions of dollars. 

Standardized testing is expected to resume today at some Ohio schools after login problems with the online system were reported. 

The state's largest online charter school operator is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to overturn a Franklin County Court of Appeals ruling that the Ohio Board of Education legally ordered it to repay 60 million dollars in state aid. 

Investigative notes from the State Auditor's office show Columbus City Schools officials interviewed in secret  four semi- finalists in the recently scrubbed search for a new superintendent. 

The Ohio Board of Education has approved a resolution opposing a bill in the Ohio House placing most of the board’s responsibilities under control of the governor’s office.  

After Tuesday's apparent suicide attempt at a Massillon-area middle school, and a school shooting in Florida last week, safety is very much on the minds of school officials across the country. 

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House have unveiled a plan to overhaul the state's education system by consolidating several departments into one, including the Ohio Department of Education and of Higher Education.

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Attorneys for the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education traded jabs before the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday over how the state should fund schools and if that funding should be tied to just enrollment or student participation.

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The Ohio Board of Education has voted to recoup more than 19 million dollars in overpayments to the state’s largest online charter school operator, which closed last month. 

The state's largest online charter school operator is expected to close today,  halfway through the academic year. 

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The Ohio Board of Education on Tuesday voted to allow the classes of 2019 and 2020 the same alternative options for earning a high school diploma as this year's seniors.

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The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a strong supporter of charter schools,  says state report cards on public schools are unfair to those with high poverty rates. 

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